A one day conference on how insurers can adapt to highly automated vehicle technologies and the growth of mobility-as-a-service

London 1 February


Francois Guichard

UN Secretary Vehicle Active Safety- Focal Point ITS/Automated Driving, United Nations (UNECE) [tbc]

Francois is the ITS / Automated Driving focal point of the United Nations (UNECE) and the UN Secretary of the Vehicle Active Safety Forum regulating, among others, the construction of wheeled vehicles, their systems and parts (WP.29/GRRF).

Matthew Eglinton

Senior Policy Advisor, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Matt is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV). He works in designing and implementing policy changes needed to ensure the safe deployment of CAV technology in the UK, thus helping improve road safety, mobility and the UK car industry.

Anders Eugensson

Director of Governmental Affairs, Volvo Car Corporation

Anders Eugensson became Director of Governmental Affairs for Volvo Car Corporation in early 2003. In this role he is part of the cross-functional team responsible for defining the long-term Volvo Cars safety strategies. In 2013 he received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s US Government Special Award of Appreciation.

David Williams

Technical Director, AXA Insurance

David has over 30 years’ experience in General Insurance, roles including Chief Commercial Underwriter at one of AXA’s largest branches, Reinsurance Manager, Casualty Insurance Manager, before moving to claims in 2003. After leading AXA’s Personal & Commercial Claims Teams, David returned to Underwriting as Managing Director, Underwriting, and now has a broader role reporting in to CEO Amanda Blanc, as part of the newly recombined AXA general insurance businesses in the UK.

Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research at Thatcham Research

Matthew Avery

Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research

As Director of Insurance Research, Matthew is responsible for engagement with Thatcham’s member insurers and building on existing relationships with other technology focused, global organisations and partners.

Ian Kemp

Commercial Motor Underwriting Director, RSA

With almost 30 years experience in the industry, Ian is Motor Underwriting Director and has been responsible for the RSA Commercial Motor Portfolio for the past 7 years, managing a range of P&Ls and products.

Tim Marlow

Head of Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Research, Ageas

Tim Marlow is Head of Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Research at Ageas UK.

Ian Sweeney

GM of Mobility, Trōv Inc.

Gwenael Moy

General Manager – Insurance, BlaBlaCar

Lucy McCormick

Barrister, Henderson Chambers

Lucy McCormick is a commercial barrister at Henderson Chambers. She is particularly well known for her insight into the legal issues arising from artificial intelligence. Lucy was a finalist for the 2017 CogX Artificial Intelligence award for Industry Analysis.

Dr. Matthew Channon

Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter

Matthew joined Exeter Law School as a Lecturer in Law from the University of Southampton in September 2017. Matthew's research focusses on legal issues arising from Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and he is co-authoring the first substantive text on 'The Law and Driverless Cars' (available March 2018).

Ben Howarth

Sr.Policy Adviser Motor & Liability, Association of British Insurers

Ben is the ABI’s Senior Policy Adviser for Motor and Liability. He has responsibility for managing and developing ABI's policy positions on a range of motor and liability issues including: road safety (especially for young drivers), automated driving, the ECJ Vnuk judgement, CMC regulation and managing the ABI's strategic relationship with vehicle manufacturers.

Thomas Hallauer

Research & Marketing Director, PTOLEMUS Consulting Group

Thomas Hallauer has gained 15 years of strategy, research and marketing experience in the domain of telematics and location-based services from companies such as Admiral, DriveFactor, Liberty Mutual, Michelin, Mobile Devices, Octo Telematics and Wunelli.